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Job #: R-00067029
Location: McLean, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Systems Architect for a position in the Mclean, VA area. Leidos requires support for a lead technical resource for strategic oversight and planning of database structural design and development. This position requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph in order to be considered.

The Systems Architect shall provide technical and strategic guidance to senior level database administrators and application developers in the creation and implementation of new databases. The Systems Architect shall provide technical and strategic guidance regarding the maintenance of existing databases to support evolving applications, provide strategic guidance on the development and implementation of data models to support business processes, develop policies and procedures to build, maintain and leverage the data model. The Systems Architect shall lead and consult on the design, development and implementation of logical database structures and classification schema. The Systems Architect shall provide technical and strategic guidance on the development of metadata tags, Document Type Definitions (DTD), and schemas using appropriate technologies for representation such as HTML and XML.

The Systems Architect shall ensure that metadata, data standards, and definitions will support business processes and system implementations thereof, and organizational requirements for sharing data. The Systems Architect shall plan IT efforts such as site surveys and LAN expansions. The Systems Architect shall identify issues, negotiate changes, and analyze complex requirements with stakeholders, participate at information systems architectural boards, analyze factors such as system requirements, system performance, and life cycle costs to determine the architectural impact. The Systems Architect shall provide project estimates, project schedules, project implementation, and project maintenance. The Systems Architect shall develop enterprise-level systems architecture that correlates with operations and requirements.  The Systems Architect shall architect solutions that support IT requirements, identify system inconsistencies and provide recommendations for corrective actions to stakeholders,  create architectural designs for systems and related medical services, provide translation of the architecture designs into integrated system designs, participate in program meetings and system reviews. The Systems Architect shall evaluate software to ensure that it meets required needs, evaluate technical documentation to ensure that it meets requirements, coordinate with managers and appropriate technical leads, create artifacts such as CONOPS, engineering guidance, and standards documentation. 

Mandatory Skills:

  • Requires BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in architecture planning to facilitate delivery of enterprise level capabilities.

  • Demonstrated experience as a lead tactical and strategic technical integrator.

  • Demonstrated experience with development and integration of systems solutions.

  • Demonstrated experience with supporting adoption methods, such as governance or policy definitions, to deliver integrated security solutions across multiple security domains

  • Demonstrated experience incorporating requirements into technical roadmaps.

  • Demonstrated experience providing analysis of alternatives for capability enhancements.

  • Demonstrated experience participating in forums addressing technical aspects of systems.

  • Demonstrated experience evaluating new technologies to improve existing enterprise services.

  • Demonstrated experience providing recommendations for architectural enhancements.

  • Demonstrated experience drafting and presenting technical documentation.

  • Demonstrated experience with the agile methodology.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with enterprise architecture.

  • Demonstrated experience acting as a liaison between large organizations

  • Demonstrated experience with provisioning systems, user attributes, entitlements management, and role based permissions as they relate to access control and identity management.

  • Demonstrated experience with adjudicating competing priorities.

Pay Range:

COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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